Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine

Innovative MRI methods for the exploration of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, central nervous systems


The Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine conducts translational research by developing and applying MR methods and instruments (RM) to explore the morphology, metabolism and physiology of human diseases and associated animal models (rodents). With the support of methodological and engineering teams, our research teams aim at (i) better characterizing healthy and pathological states of the central nervous, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, and (ii) defining new diagnostic and/or therapeutic strategies.


Welcome to our new website !

In March 2018, CNRS released a WordPress based webkit, which is a new version of the old "Kit Labo". This new tool was created to harmonize all the CNRS labs' websites. We made use of it in order to refresh all the CRMBM external communication with this new website.

Rencontres scientifiques Enseignants-chercheurs

The next event of scientific outreach event will take place on April 26th, 2019, the Teachers meet Scientists Days in the laboratory to confront school teachers with scientific research.

Fête de la Science 2018

The CRMBM has once again contributed to the "Fête de la Science" (Science Fair) event, on October 12-14, 2018 in Carpentras (France). It is a national event targeting the public and aimed at increasing awareness of our research field.

2018 X-nuclei workshop at CEMEREM

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting this year’s X-nuclei workshop at the CEMEREM lab (Marseille, France). The workshop will take place over two days : October, Thursday 18th 13h00 – Friday 19th 13h00.

Invited seminar : An Update on Cardiac ASL-MRI and Brain Tumor DCE-MRI

This talk will summarize two of the translational MRI efforts in my lab. One is the application of arterial spin labeling (ASL) to the human heart. ASL is a non-contrast technique for measuring tissue perfusion, and could be extremely valuable in the assessment of ischemic heart disease, especially high-risk groups such as those with kidney failure. Cardiac ASL-MRI is challenging because of the heart’s motion, and complex geometry of the blood supply. The second project is the improvement of dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI of brain tumors. DCE-MRI is a potentially powerful technique for measuring kinetic parameters, which are important in determining progression of disease and effectiveness of treatments. Our work is focused on the use of sparse sampling and model-constrained reconstruction to produce a more comprehensive and reproducible test.